The joint North American bid for the 2026 World Cup on Thursday unveiled 23 cities that have been chosen as potential venues for the tournament as officials prepared to submit their bid book to FIFA. A statement from the United States-Canada-Mexico bid, which is seen as the front-runner for the expanded 48-team tournament, said FIFA will… (more…)

North America 2026 World Cup bid names 23 candidate cities

The joint North American bid for the 2026 World Cup on Thursday unveiled 23 cities that have been chosen as potential venues for the tournament as officials prepared to submit their bid book to FIFA. A statement from the United States-Canada-Mexico bid, which is seen as the front-runner for the expanded 48-team tournament, said FIFA will… Read more

Cambridge pays tribute to Hawking

Students were inspired by physicist’s tenacity, spirit The death of Stephen Hawking reverberated around the world but it was particularly resonant at a small college in Cambridge that the physicist described as a “constant thread running through my life”. The flag at Gonville and Caius College was lowered to half-staff in honor of the man who… Read more

Broadcom withdraws Qualcomm offer after Trump blocks bid

Singapore-based Broadcom said Wednesday it was abandoning efforts to take over US smartphone chipmaker Qualcomm, two days after its bid was blocked by President Donald Trump over national security concerns. “Although we are disappointed with this outcome, Broadcom will comply” with the order blocking its effort to buy Qualcomm, it said in a statement. Broadcom said… Read more

Trump notches worst deficit since Great Recession

The federal fiscal picture took a giant step backward in February, notching a one-month deficit of more than $200 billion – the sort of numbers posted during the worst days of the Obama administration. Treasury Department numbers released Monday showed the government spent $370.9 billion last month, but collected just $155.6 billion in revenue, leaving a… Read more

5G: First U.S. Cities to Access New Network Revealed

The next generation of wireless communication, known as 5G, is on the horizon, with telecom providers Sprint, AT&T and T-Mobile revealing fresh plans to roll out the much-anticipated technology in various U.S. cities within the next 12 months. Following the Mobile World Congress (MWC) trade show in Spain this week, T-Mobile and Sprint revealed which areas… Read more

‘America’s Pastor’: Evangelist Billy Graham dead at 99

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Billy Graham, the dynamic Charlotte-born evangelist whose pioneering talent for combining old-time religion and modern media brought him a worldwide flock and greater fame than any other religious figure in American history, died Wednesday. Growing up on a dairy farm near what is now Park Road Shopping Center, Graham’s first idea of heaven… Read more

Che Guevara Artist Turns Brush to Ahed Tamimi

Fifty years ago, Irish artist Jim Fitzpatrick first shared his now-famous black-and-red poster print of Marxist revolutionary Che Guevara with the world. The image quickly became a universal symbol of resistance and anti-oppression following Guevara’s death in 1967 and is recognized across the globe. Now, Fitzpatrick is poised to do it again. This time, the subject… Read more

Introducing ‘Trump, Inc.,’ a Podcast on the Many Mysteries of Our President’s Businesses

A couple of months ago, a few of us from ProPublica and WNYC sat together in a conference room and started scribbling on a whiteboard. We were brainstorming all the possible paths to investigate around President Donald Trump and his family businesses. It looked like Carrie Mathison’s wall. There’s so much that’s still unknown. We don’t… Read more

Christie, now an ex-governor, sent to the back of the line at Newark airport

The late Gov. Brendan Byrne used to joke that he knew he was no longer governor when he “would jump in the back seat of a car and it wouldn’t move.” On Thursday, it was former Gov. Chris Christie’s chance to learn that similar rules apply for air travel. Two days after leaving office, the now-former… Read more

Retail alert: Sam’s Club is abruptly closing locations nationwide

Bad news for Sam’s Club members! The Walmart-owned warehouse club has abruptly shut down multiple locations across the country, according to local media reports. Closures have reportedly taken place in Tennessee, Georgia, New York, Ohio, Indiana, Maryland, Texas and elsewhere — without warning. RELATED: Macy’s, Sears and Kmart closing sales: 3 things you need to know… Read more

Why are huge numbers of Americans preparing for doomsday?

FORT WORTH, Texas — It’s always good advice to hope for the best but prepare for the worst. And Americans apparently are embracing the sentiment behind that old saying — big time. Two-thirds of Americans (65.5 percent) have stockpiled materials to survive a natural or political disaster. That’s among the findings of a survey released last… Read more

Chocolate May Go Extinct In Next 40 Years

Chocolate could reportedly vanish as early as 2050. This revelation has led scientists from the University of California at Berkeley to work with Virginia-based manufacturer Mars, Incorporated to save the cacao plant from disappearing. Warmer temperatures and drier weather conditions are expected to be the root of the cacao plants’ potential disappearance, according to Business Insider.… Read more

Legendary actor Kirk Douglas turned 101, and his family celebrated him in the sweetest ways

Kirk Douglas,Michael Douglas,Catherine Zeta-Jones Kirk Douglas had a whole lot of help to blow out his many birthday candles! The Hollywood legend rang in 101 years on Saturday and was showered in tributes from his famous family, reported the Daily Mail. Watch the video RELATED: Catherine Zeta-Jones shares 17-year-old wedding photo and pays tribute to Michael… Read more

Beyoncé gave Colin Kaepernick a “legacy” award last night, and Tomi Lahren wasn’t having it

Beyonce Knowles-Carter, Colin Kaepernick Colin Kaepernick was this year’s recipient of Sports Illustrated’s Muhammad Ali Legacy Award, which he accepted in person from surprise presenter Beyoncé Knowles-Carter on Tuesday night. .@Beyonce presents @Kaepernick7 with SI’s Muhammad Ali Legacy Award Watch Kaepernick’s full speech on Friday, Dec. 8 at 8 p.m. ET on NBC Sports Network #Sportperson… Read more

Hustler publisher offers $10 million for dirt on Trump

Hustler Magazine publisher Larry Flynt offered $10 million Sunday for dirt to help remove from office US President Donald Trump, in a full page ad in the Washington Post. “I do not expect any of Trump’s billionaire cronies to rat him out, but I am confident that there are many people in the know for whom… Read more

Venezuela Prepares for War With U.S.

Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro called on his nation’s military leaders Tuesday to prepare for war against the U.S. days after the Trump administration banned Venezuelan officials from entering the nation. “We have been shamelessly threatened by the most criminal empire that ever existed and we have the obligation to prepare ourselves to guarantee peace,” said Maduro,… Read more

Maritime Silk Road expo sees strong growth

The 2017 Guangdong 21st Century Maritime Silk Road International Expo, also known as the MSR Expo, held in Dongguan, Guangdong province, from Thursday to Sunday, attracted some 251,000 domestic and foreign participants. According to the organizers, contracts worth 219 billion yuan ($33.23 billion) were signed at the event. The expo hosted delegations from 79 countries and… Read more

North Korea’s new ICBMs can reach most of the United States

This is a threat Russian ICBMs still pose today, as they have for decades. On Friday, July 28, the Democratic People’s Republic Of Korea successfully tested an Intercontinental Ballistic Missile for the second time. The design of the Hwasong-14 was the same as the missile tested on July 4, and in its second flight, it confirmed… Read more

Sri Lanka to Sell to China a Majority Stake in Indian Ocean Port

Sri Lanka has signed a $1.1 billion deal with a Chinese company to sell a majority stake in a controversial deep port in a bid to slash debt, and says it has addressed concerns that China could use the port for military purposes. The deal was signed after months of renegotiation following strident opposition to the… Read more

Snopes fights to avoid deathblow: GoFundMe page created to weather legal storm

An ongoing legal storm has prompted the fact-checking website to turn to fans for a financial life-preserver. A GoFundMe fundraiser page called “Save Snopes” was created Monday by its team with the goal of raising $500,000. The reason: Snopes’ parent company, Bardav Inc., is in a protracted legal battle with Proper Media revolving around the… Read more

A short history of the G20 – a forum for world leaders

Berlin (dpa) – The Group of 20 represents two-thirds of the world’s population as well as more than 80 per cent of global economic output and 80 per cent of trade. The G20 was founded in 1999 as a major international forum for finance ministers and central bank chiefs of the world’s leading and emerging countries… Read more

Xi urges G20 to continue championing open world economy

BERLIN — Chinese President Xi Jinping said his country hopes that the Group of 20 (G20) major economies will continue to champion the building of an open world economy. Xi made the appeal in a signed article published Tuesday on mainstream German media before he travels to the European country for a state visit and the… Read more

Jeff Bezos Just $5 Billion Away From Being World’s Richest

Bill Gates, the richest person in the world, may soon lose the top spot in the list of billionaires. Jeff Bezos, the founder of is merely $5 billion away from becoming the richest person. After Amazon announced it was buying Whole Foods, the surge in Amazon stock added $1.8 billion to his net worth, taking… Read more

Kazakhstan showcases economic achievements at Astana Economic Forum

The Astana Economic Forum is an opportunity for international dialogue, discussion and brainstorming on a range of economic issues facing Central Asia and the rest of the world. For Kazakhstan, it’s an ideal showcase for its economic achievements. Kazakhstan is a founding member of the Eurasian Economic Union and is now making concerted efforts towards setting… Read more

Over 60 countries, regions to attend Eurasia expo in Xinjiang

URUMQI – More than 60 countries and regions will attend the 2017 (China) Eurasia Commodity and Trade Expo in Northwest China’s Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region in August, according to organizers. Among them are 36 countries along the Belt and Road. It is the first time for certain countries and regions to be present at the expo… Read more

Jerry Seinfeld is selling one of his beloved cars – here’s how much it would cost you

Jerry Seinfeld’s love of cars is legendary. In fact, the comedian’s popular online show, “Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee,” is a wonderful mix of his every-guy sense of humor and cars that will make any motor enthusiast giddy. If you’re lucky (and extremely wealthy), you might even be able to get your hands on one of… Read more

Trump resignation could mean a 1,000-point spike in Dow Jones average, analyst claims

In a CNBC interview Wednesday, stock market analyst Jeremy Siegel predicted the Dow Jones Industrial Average would skyrocket in the event that Donald Trump were to resign the presidency. “If Donald Trump resigned tomorrow, I think the Dow would go up 1,000 points,” said Mr. Siegel, a professor at Mr. Trump’s alma mater, the University of… Read more

Shanghai Disney to welcome 10m visitor

Mickey Mouse and other Disney characters entertain visitors at Shanghai Disney Resort.[Photo by Yin Liqin/For China Daily] Shanghai Disney Resort said it is ready to welcome its 10 millionth visitor, as the resort approaches its first anniversary on June 16. “In the next few days, Shanghai Disney Resort will welcome its 10 millionth guest,” said Robert… Read more

12 Quotes To Honor National Nurses Week

May 6 kicks off National Nurses Week, which runs through May 12 annually in recognition of the birthday of the indelible founder of modern nursing, Florence Nightingale. With events, discounts and freebies available to nurses and healthcare providers nationwide, National Nurses Week offers an opportunity for communities to celebrate their local heroes. According to the Bureau… Read more

Ireland entices Chinese tourists with trade show

[Photo provided to China Daily] Ireland’s tourism authority kicked off its annual road show in Beijing on April 24. The five-day event also includes stops in Shanghai, Guangzhou and Hong Kong. “Our annual sales mission is an important event in our marketing calendar,” says Niall Gibbons, CEO of Tourism Ireland. Its purpose is to enhance and… Read more

Wikitribune Is Wikipedia founder’s Plan To Fight Fake News

Wikipedia has always been a site to take with a grain of salt because it’s curated by the Wiki community, which isn’t necessarily composed of professionals or specialists. Now Wikipedia co-founder Jim Wales wants to launch a news service to fight fake news, incorporating that same community idea with professional journalists. Wikitribune’s crowdfunding campaign launched Tuesday… Read more

Responsible Business Week Showcases Companies Making a Positive Impact

Guest Author Amanda Mackenzie, Chief Executive, Business in the Community Business comes in for a lot of criticism, from excessive executive pay to how much corporation tax is paid, and there is a feeling that business should more accountable and trustworthy, the lack of which arguably contributed to some people’s decision to vote leave in the… Read more

Just 21 images to help you relax on Earth Day

Just 21 images to help you relax on Earth Day Our world is crazy. It’s also beautiful. There are a lot of terrible things happening in the world right now. People around the planet are worried about politics, war, diseases and illnesses, catastrophes, and the general litany of concerns brought on by life, work, school, […]

Water, weather, new worlds: Cassini mission revealed Saturn’s secrets

Water, weather, new worlds: Cassini mission revealed Saturn’s secrets By Dan Reisenfeld, Professor of Physics & Astronomy, The University of Montana. Saturn and its rings backlit by the sun, which is blocked by the planet in this view. Encircling the planet and inner rings is the much more extended E-ring. NASA/JPL/Space Science Institute, CC BY […]

France’s overseas territories begin voting in presidential ballot

Early voting has begun in France’s overseas territories for the first round of the country’s most closely-fought presidential race in decades. This as final preparations are made ahead of Sunday’s main casting of ballots across France, where some 47 million people are eligible to take part. A blackout on opinion polls and the candidates or their… Read more

New energy cars steal the show
Nearly 1,200 new vehicles are exhibited at the Beijing auto show in April 2016, and this year’s show in Shanghai will have a larger scale, with 1,400 cars to be displayed. LI WENMING / FOR CHINA DAILY Electric, plug-in hybrids and fuel-cell vehicles arrive to woo audiences, report Li Fusheng and Hao Yan. One thousand domestic… Read more
Facebook Conference Highlights International Entrepreneurs
Khailee Ng wanted name brand clothes. So, as a suburban teenager in Malaysia, he shoplifted. He could have continued with his criminal life, he said, but took a different route. Ng started to build web pages because it was a better way to make money, he told a crowd at F8, Facebook’s developer conference in San… Read more
Stones’ ‘Exhibitionism’ packs nostalgic punch
CHICAGO — The Rolling Stones appearing on Chicago’s Navy Pier sounds like a latter-day Stones move: the one-time bad boys of Brit rock, drug criminals across multiple continents, the anti-Beatles, casting their lot with a carnival-midway tourist destination for the sake of another big payday. But while it is tempting to see “Exhibitionism,” the rich trove… Read more

Tonight may have been Bill O’Reilly’s final show

Bill O’Reilly, host of Fox News’ “O’Reilly Factor,” announced tonight that he would be taking a “planned vacation,” one he had planned last fall. But four separate network sources tell New York Magazine that tonight could be O’Reilly’s final show on the network. In the middle of a storm related to numerous sexual harassment claims, his… Read more

Yes Joins Its ‘Heroes’ in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

“And we thought we waited a long time to get in the Hall of Fame,” said Rush bassist Geddy Lee, as he and Rush guitarist Alex Lifeson delivered a moving tribute Friday to progressive-rock giants Yes at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony in Brooklyn. RELATED: Rick Wakeman’s piano journey into Yes, Bowie… Read more

World Economic Forum’s Young Global Leaders, Class of 2017

The World Economic Forum is now in its 47th year. It’s famous for its annual summit in Davos attended by luminaries in multiple industries. But It is also known for selecting and bringing together a yearly community of over 800 Young Global Leaders (YGL)—enterprising and socially-minded men and women, all under the age of 40. They… Read more